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The Central College Abroad program separates itself from others in many ways--it is a personalized program that cares about you; the excursions are unique, fun and informative; the experience was a once in a lifetime chance that I'm so glad I took!
– Ryan Boege
University of Northern Iowa

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The Granada program is designed so that students enroll in one of three programs at the University of Granada's Center for Modern Languages based on their language level. Options include the Intensive Language Program, the Language and Culture Program*, and the Hispanic Studies Program.

*Students at the Language and Culture level may enroll in the Islamic Studies track.

The University of Granada, Center for Modern Languages
With 475 years of tradition, the University of Granada is among the top three universities in Spain and is recognized for its language, literature and translation programs. All coursework for Central College Abroad students is conducted at the university's Center for Modern Languages, where students from all over the world come to learn Spanish. This is also where Spanish students majoring in foreign languages take courses. With the exception of Spanish grammar and conversation classes, most classes are lecture-based with 30 to 35 students.


Intensive Language Program


This program is open to all levels and required for beginners. Courses focus on intensive language study and Spanish civilization and culture. In addition to required Central College Abroad courses, students earn 11 credits in the fall and 15 credits in the spring for this program. Students can also take an optional phonetics course. (CEFR level A1-C1)


Language and Culture Program

This program is for intermediate speakers or above (students who have completed four to five semesters or more of college-level Spanish) CEFR level B1.2 and above. In addition to required Central College Abroad courses, students earn 12-15 credits for their two language courses and choice of two or three electives from the following areas:

Art history History
Business Language
Culture Literature
Economics Political science
Geography  

All language and culture courses are worth three semester hours each. Courses meet four hours per week for 12 weeks during the fall semester and three hours per week for 15 weeks during the spring semester. Please see the course catalog to access your course options.


Hispanic Studies Program

This program is for advanced speakers (students who have completed six or more semesters of college-level Spanish) CEFR B2.2 and above. In addition to required Central College Abroad courses, students earn 12-15 credits for their one language course and choice of three or four electives from the following areas:

Art history History
Business/business management Language
Culture Literature
Economics Music
English Political science
Geography  

Additionally, students in this program with near-native language skills may take up to two classes at the University of Granada with other Spanish students. Courses at the university include:

Art (studio art courses) Philosophy and religion
Economics Political science
Education Psychology
Geography Spanish
History  

All Hispanic studies courses are worth three semester hours each. Courses meet four hours per week for 12 weeks during the fall semester and three hours per week for 15 weeks during the spring semester. Please see the course catalog to access your course options.


Get involved, do more!

Get involved with the local culture and learn a new skill through workshops offered at the university’s cultural center, Casa de Porras. Workshops include areas such as flamenco, guitar, ceramics, drawing and painting, photography, theatre, yoga and Tai Chi. Sevillana, salsa or belly dance lessons and cooking classes are also available. The student fee for these activities is approximately 50 euros per semester.

Please contact the Central College Abroad office if you are interested in making this a part of your study abroad expereince.